Talent Director Salary

Talent Directors in the United States take home an average $103K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Talent Directors making up 78 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Talent Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$62,122 - $152,645
(Median)
$62K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $103,004
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Salary
$62,122 - $152,645  
   
Bonus
$824 - $38,783  
Profit Sharing
$5,896  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$63,229 - $173,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Job Description for Talent Director

  • Liaise between actors, directors and agents to negotiate contracts, set appointments and hold auditions.
  • Lead talent management strategy to ensure talent is developed to and reaches its full potential.
  • Interview, audition and hire performers to fill various roles.
  • Match specific talent types to appropriate roles for motion picture, radio, theatre and other entertainment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Talent Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $77K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $88K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $123K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $130K.

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Experience Affects Talent Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$112,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 99%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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